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Teacher: Mrs.Otto- CHS Vocabulary List 2 Lord of the Flies

abhor

verb
to disapprove of or reject something very strongly
despise, loathe, detest

admonish

verb
to advise/caution gently but earnestly/sternly
reprimand, rebuke, tell off, chide

contentious

adjective
causing, involving, or characterized by argument or controversy
argumentative, debatable, controversial

derision

noun
the act of making fun of or scorning someone/something
mockery, contempt, disrespect, disdain

discursive

adjective
lengthy and including extra material that is not essential to what is being written or spoken about; proceeding by reasoning or argument rather than intuition
digressive, long-winded

facetious

adjective
joking in a sarcastic manner(often at the wrong time)
teasing, moking

fervor

noun
intensity(speaking, campaigns)
passion, zeal, vehemence, dedication

furtive

adjective
sly, devious(behavior, manners)
secretive, shifty, stealthy, surreptitious

incredulous

adjective
unwilling to believe; showing disbelief(look, behavior, manners)
skeptical, dubious, doubtful

indignant

adjective
angry at unfairness(behavior or look)
incensed, cross, annoyed, up in arms, in a huff

inscrutable

adjective
not easy to understand; mysterious; mystifying
enigmatic, impenetrable
unreadable

intermittent

adjective
stopping or ceasing for a time; alternately ceasing and beginning again
irregular, sporadic, alternating

intrinsic

adjective
basic and essential- belonging to something as one of the basic and essential features that make it what it is
inherent, essential, native, natural

malevolent

adjective
wanting to cause harm
malicious, spiteful, hostile

martinet

noun
rigid disciplinarian
tyrant, dictator, oppressor

officious

adjective
objectionably aggressive in offering one's unrequested and unwanted services, help, or advice
intrusive, meddlesome

olfactory

adjective
relating to smelling- used in smelling or relating to the sense of smell

presage

noun or verb
a sign or warning of a future event; a feeling that a particular thing, often something unpleasant, is about to happen
foreshadow, portend, augur

querulous

adjective
complaining or whining
argumentative,cantankerous, petulant

reticence

adjective
disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reluctant or restrained
reserved, taciturn

sedition

noun
incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government; any action, especially in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion
subversion, dissent, defiance, insurgence

servile

adjective
too willing to agree with somebody or to do anything, however demeaning; characteristic of, proper to, or customary for slaves
submissive, sycophantic, obsequious

sophomoric

adjective
showing the naive lack of judgment that accompanies immaturity
immature, unsophisticated

stoic

adjective
unaffected by pleasure or pain; showing patience and endurance during adversity
unemotional, impassive

stymie

verb
hinder progress of somebody or something; to block
bewilder, confuse, perplex, stupefy

tenacious

adjective
holding persitently to
determined, stubborn, obstinate

tumultuous

adjective
an uproar
chaotic, noisy, unrestrained

unconscionable

adjective
shocking and morally unacceptable
unreasonable, unscrupulous

verisimilitude

noun
the appearance of being true or real that isn't supported by evidence
authenticity, plausibility, realism

vicissitude

noun
unexpected changes
change, alternation

mal

bad

malevolent, malefactor, malediction

mon/monit

to warn

admonish, premonition, monitor

ten/tent

to hold

tenure, retentive

term

end

interminable, terminate, intermittent

ver

true

verify, verisimilitude

vol

wish

malevolent, voluntary

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